|Project by Lumberpunk||posted 03-17-2013 12:31 AM||1705 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Found this big baby all rusted up in a second hand tool shop a couple of weeks ago. Been wanting a jointer for a while. The guy didn’t want to sell (“I just like collecting old stuff”) but I managed to get him to part with it for $60. Tried a paint on rust remover but it was garbage so I did up an electrolyte bath and whipped out the battery charger and got it cleaned up in about a day. Bottom was pretty flat but I lapped it a bit. Cleaned up and poly’d the handle and tote (small chip on top of tote). New Veritas blade and chipbreaker and it’s making sweet shavings. Pretty happy with this one. From what I can find online it looks like it was made between 1941 and 1949. At some point I will probably do a new handle and tote out of something harder than the mystery wood it has now.